It appears that the Melon Headband Alpha Android SDK is no longer available from Melon. See Melon Headband — Android Beta.
Below is a copy of the SDK that I received in April 2015. I successfully built and ran the AndroidMelonBasicSample application on my Motorola phone. It actually communicated with the Melon headband!
Melon was purchased by DAQRI in February 2015. They still maintain a Melon product page, but the Google+ Melon Headband – Android Users community (see update below) has been all but silent for over 6 months. That plus the website message “We’re back in the lab crafting new things” is a good indication that Melon development is no longer active.
Update (4/6/16): The community has shut down:
About 2 years ago (May 2013) I backed this Kickstarter project: Melon: A Headband and Mobile App to Measure Your Focus. I received the hardware (headband and accessories) about a month ago.
The Android application became available yesterday.
I’m having trouble focusing (according to the Melon anyway), but at least the device and software seem to be functioning. As expected, the software needs a lot of work. No use in bashing beta software though.
I just downloaded the alpha SDK. Now the real fun begins…
Company link: Melon
That’s right! It is wallace-shawn-inconceivable that the Indegogo No More Woof campaign raised over $22,000 from 231 contributors. The project has been around since late 2013, but this is the first time I’ve run across it (via the recent IEEE article below). I just couldn’t resist posting the picture.
It goes without saying that the Scandinavian-based company NSID (currently “hibernating”) failed to deliver on its promise. This is well chronicled by IEEE: The Cautionary Tale of “No More Woof,” a Crowdfunded Gadget to Read Your Dog’s Thoughts.
The article even mentions Melon, a human EEG headband Kickstarter that I was involved with. I feel fortunate that I actually received a working device.
BCI is very difficult even under the best of circumstances with humans. I think the correct thought sequence for working with any EEG-based device is:
- “I’m excited”
- “I’m curious who that is?”
- “I’m tired”